I still have horror stories cemented in my mind from the days that my mother used to trim my hair at home in our kitchen.
My mother was no beautician, so each and every time the trims came out uneven. When I started getting my hair professionally done and relaxed at a salon, it took me a while to get comfortable with trims, so I would always tell the stylist not to touch my hair with scissors because I equated scissors with butchered cuts.
Since the stylists couldn’t make me get my hair trimmed, they obliged to my wishes. It wasn’t until I became natural and went to a new salon that I met my match.
This stylist had amazing reviews, and I saw her work first hand when my natural coworker came in with silky smooth tresses. I immediately made my appointment.
I was still a bit hesitant, but was itching for silky smooth hair, and always thought it would be impossible since I was natural. When I sat down in the stylist’s chair I told her that I wanted a silk press, and she said okay. She told me that she was going to give me a protein treatment and a trim because my hair was extremely dry and my ends were in dire need of a trim.
I told her that the protein treatment would be fine, but I didn’t want a trim. She said that she wasn’t asking me but she was telling me. I was a bit taken aback because I’ve never had a stylist talk to me that way.
Not to mention, she didn’t have a nasty tone, but a firm tone so it was a bit confusing. She then told me that she understands why I feel the way I do about trims, and even had a similar horror story about getting butchered trims growing up, and reassured me that I would love my hair even more after the trim.
She was right! When she finished with my treatment, trim, and silk press my hair was super silky, and looked and felt very healthy! From that day forward I went back to her every 6 weeks for a trim.
I’m so glad that I was pushed past my hair comfort zone and forced to get a trim. If you are like me and have issues with trims, I challenge you to take a chance, do some research on stylists in your area, and get a trim.